- Jul 25, 2014
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With the question of double rifles and lever rifles being popular in their respective regions, I think it's a historical/colonial legacy. Doubles were invented in Europe and really hit their stride when colonization of Africa and Asia was really going. The lever rifles were popular in NA during the times we were expanding out west. This is why lever-action rifles in elephant calibers are rarer than those for bolts/doubles. It's kinda like how with the exception of Japan, all the nations that drive on the left side of the road are colonies of Britain or Britain proper.